CheckPoint HR, Inc. Acquires Group Consulting, Inc.

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The transaction advances CheckPoint HR’s national growth strategy.

CheckPoint HR CEO Jim Pugliese

Jim Pugliese, CEO of CheckPoint HR, Inc.

Group Consulting is highly respected in the tri-state area and we are excited to bring Ralph and his team on board as we expand throughout the northeastern United States and beyond.

Employee benefit and human resource technology innovator CheckPoint HR, Inc. today announced the acquisition of Group Consulting, Inc., an insurance brokerage based in New York City. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Group Consulting has operated in metropolitan New York since 1998, providing employee benefits brokerage and consulting services to organizations throughout the region. President Ralph Spagnuola joined the company in 2005 and has held key roles in the health insurance industry for over 14 years. He currently serves as president of the Metro Chapter of the National Association of Health Underwriters.

All Group Consulting employees will join CheckPoint HR and continue serving clients from the company’s New York City offices.

“CheckPoint HR actively partners with brokerages that share our commitment to technology, strategic leadership and service,” said Jim Pugliese, chief executive officer of CheckPoint HR. “Group Consulting is highly respected in the tri-state area and we are excited to bring Ralph and his team on board as we expand throughout the northeastern United States and beyond.”

CheckPoint HR provides technology and expertise for controlling health insurance costs, efficiently managing administration and ensuring regulatory compliance. The company is the first to integrate the employee benefit, human resource and payroll functions within a single technology platform. The cornerstone of this platform is CheckPoint Choice, a full-service employee benefit marketplace.

“CheckPoint HR stands at the forefront of the rapidly changing employee benefits industry as it moves toward a more consumer-centric, technology-driven model,” said Spagnuola. “Joining forces with this groundbreaking organization will provide Group Consulting clients with the most advanced technology available as well as expertise in employee benefits, human resources, compliance and administration. I look forward to sharing these valuable assets with our clients and I am energized by the potential for growth and innovation.”


About CheckPoint HR

A total employee benefit and human resource solutions provider, CheckPoint HR empowers businesses of all sizes to save money and administrative resources while offering more choice and flexibility to employees. Our expert employee benefit team offers unrivaled expertise in employee benefit strategy, selection and administration. Our proprietary insurance marketplace, CheckPoint Choice, delivers a full-service private exchange that is affordable and easy to manage. Our CheckPoint Core technology fully automates the HR and employee benefits process from recruitment through separation. Collaborating with our employee benefit and human resource experts, CheckPoint’s software developers incorporated key industry best practices into a compliance-aware rules engine that takes the guesswork out of employee benefits and HR. The result is efficiency, accuracy, risk mitigation and significant cost savings. To learn more, visit

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